Luke 12:6-10

Luke 12:6 (KJB)
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

A farthing is an Assarion which was one of the smallest Roman coins and was worth about 1/16 of a denarius which was a days wages. Here the verse tells us that two sparrows are sold for one farthing which means they are very cheap birds. Yet, our heavenly Father knows exactly when one falls to the ground in death. In fact, it is God who ordains the life span of all animals and birds as well as humans. Jesus is telling His disciples that even something of this small nature cannot occur without the Heavenly Father ordaining it and executing it. It shows how much God is intimately entwined in His creation. This verse also teaches that God is aware of everything and nothing gets passed Him.

Luke 12:7 (KJB)
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

God not only knows the situation of the sparrows but He is also intimately involved with His children. If the sparrows cannot die without the Heavenly Father being involved, not one hair on the head of a child of God can ever perish or fall off apart from the will of God. God is in control of every aspect of the life of a believer, from birth to death. The word “therefore” focuses the statement on something which has just been stated and that is, since God the Father is so knowledgeable about His creation, even with sparrows, that He would be more intimate with the crowning jewel of His creation, namely mankind. Jesus tells them that persecution will come but they will not face it alone because God knows every bit of persecution that His redeemed children will face. Just as Jesus took personally Saul’s persecution of the church, He will take personally the persecution of all His children.

Luke 12:8 (KJB)
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

In the time of persecution when the disciples will be brought before the religious leaders or the civil leaders and are accused of being disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, if they acknowledge the fact that they are indeed disciples then that gives evidence that they have been truly saved. If they fear for their lives and do not profess a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, then that gives evidence they are not saved. (Rom 10:9 KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. A true confession of being a disciple of Christ is rooted in the fact that one has become truly saved. The verbal expression is a result of the inward transformation of the soul from being spiritually dead to being given life through Christ. We see Stephen, Peter, and Paul as three examples of true Christians who did not deny the Lord Jesus Christ. Then we see someone like Demas and Judas who forsook the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of this world because they were unsaved. So Demas and Judas would not be confessed before God the Father because Jesus never knew them in the spiritual sense. (Mat 7:23 KJV) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Peter, Paul, and Stephen would be confessed because they did not deny Jesus at critical times in their lives.

Luke 12:9 (KJB)
But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

On the other hand, those who deny the Lord Jesus Christ and claim no association with Him here on earth, will not have association with Him in Heaven. They will be declared as unknown to Jesus and will be sent away into everlasting fire. (Mat 25:46 KJV) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Those who will deny the Lord Jesus at critical times will be giving evidence that they were never saved. The two examples I gave in the last verse Demas who forsook Paul at a critical time and Judas who walked with the Lord for three years and remained unsaved will be denied when they stand before the Lord Jesus Christ on Judgment Day. Those in false religions like Islam, Judaism, New Age, Buddhism, and others reject the Lord Jesus Christ as being anything more than just a good teacher and therefore when they stand before Him touting their works, He will tell them I never knew you. To truly know the Lord Jesus Christ as God in the flesh and as the only way to Heaven requires that one be born again, otherwise a person dies in their sins and is denied before the Father.

Luke 12:10 (KJB)
And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

Jesus is stating that all kinds of blasphemy and sin are forgivable sins and those who are the Elect of God will have those sins forgiven because in all of our lives, we have committed heinous sins of blasphemy. From telling evil jokes to just plain cursing and swearing the name of God and Jesus. Jesus now halts from using parables and goes into a straightforward warning.


Then Jesus states in no uncertain terms that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will never be forgiven. What the Pharisees and Scribes had just done was to proclaim that the miracles that Jesus did such as delivering someone from the power of Satan was done by the power of Satan. The miracles of Jesus were done under the power of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is the third person of the God head, fully God. What they were saying was that the miracles Jesus did was under the power of Satan, thus stating that the Holy Spirit was an unclean Spirit akin to Satan himself. This would mean that they were also saying that if the Holy Spirit was an unclean Spirit, that would make God the Father an unclean Spirit since the Holy Spirit was eternal God Himself. This was blasphemy of the highest order and was a sin that was not forgiven.